Radeon HD 4870 X2 dips to $400 after rebate

— 5:34 PM on January 7, 2009

Just as Nvidia prepares to introduce a new dual-GPU graphics card, AMD's dual-GPU Radeon HD 4870 X2 has coincidentally become a little more affordable—as long as you're willing to deal with a mail-in rebate, that is.

Newegg currently offers a Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 for $449.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate, which takes the price down to $399.99 before shipping. The rebate form suggests that deal only applies to Newegg.com and Newegg.ca, though, and we haven't found similar offers at other online retailers.

As we wrote in December, Nvidia plans to introduce the GeForce GTX 295 tomorrow. The card will have two 55nm GT200 graphics processors each with 240 stream processors, a 576MHz core clock speed, and 896MB of 1,000MHz GDDR3 RAM.

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